To End Cholera By 2030 We Must Start With The Basics Of Clean Water And Sanitation

Tim Wainwright | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Tim Wainwright

Early last year, a schoolboy named Wahiba slurped down a bowl of watery porridge in his school in the slum of Kibondemaji in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, ...

Next-Generation Aid

George Graham | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK
George Graham

The UK needs to bring its arms policy into line with its humanitarian principles. The devastation caused to the British Virgin Islands by Hurricane I...

Here's The Reality Of Life For Many Of The People Trump Just Banned From The US

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK

Human rights groups have slammed Donald Trump for his latest travel ban after the president slapped new restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Cha...

UK Should Stop Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia, Vast Majority Of Voters Say

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Politics

The vast majority of British voters think the UK should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, an exclusive poll for HuffPost UK has revealed. The BMG su...

Saudi Forces Have Inflicted A Terrible Bombardment On Yemen - But The UK Arms Sales Keep Flowing

Andrew Smith | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Theresa May with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Copyright, Number 10. It was apparently without irony that the UK Mission to the United Nations marked ...

In Yemen, The Cholera Epidemic Is Only Just Scratching The Surface

Eddie Izzard | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Eddie Izzard

Years of under-investment in deteriorating public water and sanitation systems, contaminated water sources, ongoing waves of displacement resulting from conflict, alongside families being unable to afford basic sanitation and hygiene items, have contributed to this recent cholera outbreak. Let's be under no illusion - this is crisis man-made... UK aid has played a big part in this response. Over the last year, the UK government has doubled its humanitarian funding to Yemen, committing £85 million. But for organisations like UNICEF there remains a huge gap in the funding needed to help children in Yemen.

How Two Years Of Civil War Have Pushed Yemen To The Edge

Keith Vaz | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The people of Yemen are counting on us and we must answer their cries. Whenever we look back on historic humanitarian catastrophes the first question we ask ourselves is why? We can stop the suffering of the Yemeni people if we act now. Anything other than urgent action will be deemed by future generations as a catastrophic failure.

American Foreign Policy Cannot Be A Force For Good If It Arms Despots

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ali Reza Naraghi

Attention is focusing on over $100bn worth of U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, understandably so. The Saudi dictatorship backed by the United States is given diplomatic and military cover as it razes Yemen to the ground. If you're somehow glued in the myth that the U.S. foreign policy is a force for democracy, a glance at the list of U.S. arms exports should rid you of those illusions.

Children In Yemen Need Our Support To Stop The Spread Of Cholera

Mike Penrose | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

More than two years of brutal conflict, a looming famine and now life-threatening cholera that is spreading rapidly - right now, nearly ten million children in Yemen are in extreme danger. Yemen is currently facing a fast-spreading cholera outbreak that is of an unprecedented scale. In the last month, the number of reported cases has nearly doubled since the previous outbreak, and a much more infectious strain seems to be the culprit this time: contaminated water, untreated sewage and uncollected garbage have led to more than 400 associated deaths alone.

Was Theresa May's Storm In An Easter Egg-Cup A Welcome Diversion From Saudi Arabia's Abysmal Human Rights Record?

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Neil Durkin

There's a lot more one could say about Saudi Arabia's almost unimaginably bad human rights record. But unless something miraculous happens, Theresa May won't mention of any of this during her time in Riyadh. A semi-ritualistic reference along the lines of "a range of issues were discussed, including human rights" is probably all we'll get.

Yemen, A Forgotten Country - Remembered Today In Parliament

Monica Blagescu | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Monica Blagescu

The people of Yemen need both peace and emergency assistance. The DEC is calling for all parties to respect international humanitarian law. Civilians should be protected and full humanitarian access and movement must be allowed. Families must be free to leave for safer regions and to be protected in their movements.

Two Years Of UK Complicity In The Destruction Of Yemen

Andrew Smith | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Andrew Smith

Over the last two years a brutal humanitarian crisis has been forced on the people of Yemen. It has created the circumstances under which children are dying from preventable causes and people are risking their lives when they do something as normal as going to the market. The situation is dire, and unless urgent action is taken now then there are large numbers who may not survive much longer.

The British Public's Staggering Response To The Hunger Crisis In East Africa

Saleh Saeed | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Saleh Saeed

It's just one week on from the launch of DEC's East Africa Crisis Appeal and we have been completely overwhelmed by the incredible response from the British public. We've also had generous donations from the UK government, trusts and companies and many high profile figures, including the Queen and Prince Charles. To date, a staggering £32 million has been raised for East Africa... Sadly, though the scale of this response also reflects the severity of the situation; hunger is looming on a massive scale across East Africa.

Famines Are Man-Made. We Have The Power To Prevent Them.

Mark Goldring | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Mark Goldring

Last week, Oxfam chartered a small plane and distributed beans, rice and oil in Panyijar in South Sudan. This was very much a last resort - not least because of the expense - but it was the only way to reach these communities and keep them alive.

New Details Of Trump's Botched Yemen Raid Completely Contradict White House's Official Story

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK

Fresh details of the botched Yemen special forces raid against al-Qaeda, authorised by Donald Trump, cast further doubt on the White House’s asserti...

Dad Of Navy Seal Killed In Trump's Botched Yemen Raid Refused To Meet President

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

The father of the Navy SEAL killed in a botched Yemen raid refused to meet Donald Trump when the casket carrying his son’s body returned to the US. ...

The Tweet That Fed Eight Million People In War-Torn Yemen

Khadija Ahmed | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Khadija Ahmed

It's not so often in the media that we hear of the happenings in Yemen, but a lot is happening, a lot has happened. Since 2015 over 11,000 deaths have happened in Yemen. 2.2 million severely malnourished children stand to die in the coming months. Health facilities are almost non-existent. Whilst 80 percent of its population wait for aid to emerge through its blocked corridors, in the shadow of a dreadful famine.

Trump's Botched Yemen Raid Was Even More Disastrous Than First Thought

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

The botched Yemen special forces raid against al-Qaeda, authorised by Donald Trump, in which a Navy Seal, nine women and 10 children died, also killed...

One Boy Recalls The Devastating Moment He Was Hit By An Airstrike In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

Zuhair was at a funeral when an airstrike, organised by Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition, hit. The 13-year-old from Sana’a was severely burned, putting...

Donald Trump Ordered Raid That Killed 8-Year-Old Girl 'Without Sufficient Intelligence Or Backup'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

LATEST: Trump was ‘in residence’ at the White House not in Situation Room during raid. More below... The first covert counter-terrorism operation ...

DFID's Efforts Undermined As The Government Stalls On Anti-Corruption

Stephen Twigg | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

DFID's support for efforts to tackle corruption in developing countries will fall flat if the wider Government does not continue to push for global advances on tax avoidance and tax evasion. If corporations are allowed to continue profiting from the poor, and stashing the proceeds elsewhere, developing country governments will remain unable to provide basic services and their citizens will be forced to engage in petty corruption in order to survive.

Next Month Campaigners Will Put UK Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia On Trial

Andrew Smith | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Whatever happens next month it won't be the end of the debate. As long as terrible crimes are being committed with UK weapons and with our government's support, this campaign will continue. It's not just the arms sales that need to end, it is also the hypocrisy and the mindset that has allowed them to happen in the first place.

The Waugh Zone December 19, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, December 19… 1) THREE STRIKES AND THEY’RE OUT? Thousands of workers in postal, rail and airline ...

End Of 2016: A MENA Post-Mortem

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

As we rapidly approach the end of another challenging year, my mind strays once more to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and to the atrocities visi...

Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Kate Wyver | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Wyver

"too concerned with their own thoughts to think about the weather But we see clouds like furious ink Thick liquid sinks and whips the wind Pitch shift...